Have a budget of $4000 (prefer to spend less) for a new TV to replace my Samsung Series 7 75 inch. Current TV is approaching years old, 4k, 200hz and is great picture quality but has had very noticeable backlight bleed it's whole life (something I'd like to avoid). I have liked my TV and it's OS but I've heard that Samsung TV's have become quite average in recent years, relying of brand name. I've done plenty of research however am struggling to land on a single a TV and would appreciate some insight.
- only used at night, so no daylight risk however we often like to keep the rooms lights on whilst we watch things
- not our daily TV, only used for movies and occasionally sport. I use my PS5 on a monitor now so it doesn't have to be a great gaming TV.
- Big room and TV is on a long wall (over 6 metres)
- Current viewing distance is over 4 metres.
- My family is predominantly Samsung phone users, the screen mirroring and phone video playback feature for Samsung TV's has been useful in the past.
Things I'm looking for:
- 85 inch (75 inch hasn't feel very big based off room size and viewing distance. I will settle for 75inch only if it is a significant improvement in quality and cheaper, but I'd rather not).
- Bright and vibrant (Samsung is great at this)
- Good blacks (Samsung has been bad at this)
- Reduced risk of edgelight/backlight bleed (want to avoid this happening again in the future)
- Future proof
Options I'm considering:
85" Sony x900H (2020 Model) - This seems to be favourite and it ticks a lot of boxes but I will have to wait for a similar sale to the $3650 one from TGG a few weeks ago or ask a friend who works there to sort me a deal. Low stock also.
85" Samsung q70a (2021 Model) - Ticks a lot of boxes also and I can get it cheaper through Samsung Corporate Portal. I know it's likely not as good as the Sony but it'll be easier to find in stock, newer model and I am familiar with the Samsung OS and I've had great after sales service from them.
75" Samsung QN85A (2021) - Compromising on size for alleged picture quality improvement. Not sure if the Neo Qled and Micro Dimming are just marketing.
75" Sony x9500H (2020 Model) - Compromising on price and older model but it seems to be even better then the x900h.
I'm open to more suggestions, is there any other 85inch TV's at that price point that I should be considering? I have to pull the trigger soon so unfortunately can't wait for EOY sales.